Lwarcel Celulose Hires Pöyry for Engineering Study on Pulp Mill Expansion

Lwarcel Celulose plans to increase the production capacity of its pulp mill in São Paulo, Brazil, from 250,000 tpy to 750,000 tpy.

June 20, 2013 - Pöyry said that it has been awarded a contract by Lwarcel Celulose for basic engineering and logistics studies for the expansion of its pulp mill at Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil.

The value of the deal was not disclosed.

Lwarcel had earlier engaged Pöyry's services in the conceptual and pre-feasibility analysis for the project.

As part of the expansion, Lwarcel intends to build a new production line at the same location of the current mill. The line will bring an additional production capacity of up to 750,000 tons a year. Currently, the annual production is 250,000 tons of short fibre pulp from eucalyptus.

In addition to the new production line, the project also plans for an increase of the company's planting area, going from 38,000 acres to 90,000 acres of planted eucalyptus forests.

"Pöyry has been working with Lwarcel since 2008 on studies for alternatives, logistics, feasibility and conceptual design, furthermore we have been engaged in environmental impact studies" emphasises Marcelo Cordaro, head of Pöyry's operations in Brazil.